>> Good morning.>> The Trump administration's ambassador to the UN, Nikki Hailey, has been in the job for just two months but among diplomatic circles, she's already known for her tough talk and for not shying away from the cameras. I wear heels, it's not for a fashion statement.
It's because if I see something wrong, we're gonna kick them every single time.>> The former South Carolina Governor is a novice on the world stage, and while her speech is forceful.>> They need to know there's a new sheriff in town. Diplomats say, they're still waiting to see how words turn into bold action.
UN Reuters Correspondent Michelle Nichols says, Haley will soon have an opportunity.>> The United States holds the rotating monthly presidency of the Security Council for April, and she has chosen to use that to spotlight a review of peacekeeping missions and also human rights. This is a particular contentious issue because Russia and China don't believe that the Security Council should be discussing human rights, and it will be interesting to see if they try to block this meeting.
On Russia, Haley's test has been closer to the Obama administration than Trump, recently blasting Russia for shielding Syria's government on war crimes.>> It is a sad day on the Security Council. When members start making excuses for other member states killing their own people,>> And when it comes to Israel, Haley has emerged as a staunch supporter.
>> The days of Israel bashing are over.>> And shown a willingness to take a stand.>> The topic of Israel is one where she has claimed to have had some success. The US prevented the UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres from appointing a Palestinian to be his UN envoy to Libya.
And she also demanded that the Secretary General withdraw a UN report that accused Israel of imposing an apartheid regime on the Palestinians.>> Another immediate challenge for Haley, carrying out possible budget cuts to the UN from the White House which some diplomats worry will hurt the UN's mission.